Our community is busy making a panel for Velvet the eel (check out the story at bowmansart.com/portfolio/childrens.htm). This tapestry is travelling around NZ, with groups each making a panel which measure 2m x 1.5m, then joining them all together to tell the life story of a long finned eel. So far the quilt measure 128 metres! Velvet's story began here at Lake Rotoiti, so I was asked to paint a "backdrop" for our panel, depicting the lake, which will then be appliqued over....the white bit in the centre will be covered by our segment of the eel's body!Painting with silk dyes onto canvas was something I hadn't tried before, but it's given me lots of ideas.....
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